Surviving the Tribulation – Part 2 :: by Don Twobears

I believe the problems that will be faced by those left behind will reach far beyond the financial collapse. I say this in the understanding that the financial collapse in and of itself, will be a terrible thing but what is never mentioned is what happens after the collapse. What follows that makes or breaks each individual and it will be on an individual basis. So my question is this: Since everyone is so accustomed to, “It’s all about ME” and then living every day accordingly, is that not an ironic oxymoron?

We are currently watching different areas of the nation lose ground in droughts, or better yet we are gaining more ground, right? The point is, we are seeing what meteorologists call El Nino’s, more and more often. Can you envision a reason for this amplitude? We are seeing more and more volcanoes erupting around the world, more earthquakes and other bizarre weather — like huge typhoons.

Would you be willing to speculate why all these things are taking place?

After earthquakes what is usually left? Not much, right? At least according to the magnitude of the quake, suffice it; times are coming when they will be overwhelming! What is usually not talked about are the waterways and how they have been rerouted or changed in any manner. How does one assess what they are not able to see, like underground aquifers, how have these been affected by earthquakes? Too much to ask of anyone? You be the judge.

How many earthquakes, near or far, will it take to drain off a lake, an aquifer, an entire river, or all the above for that matter? Come on folks, that is not that far of a reach, okay? We are talking about the shifting of tectonic plates in the earth here and yes, it can be somewhat confusing! The Bible stated these things would come. And according to world events of today, we are headed in that direction.

So now the fresh waters across the country are few and far between and then we must consider how many people will be in need of fresh water. Add in all the feral animals that will be thirsty and we quickly have a huge problem. We know that the fleas from rats were responsible for the black plague of Europe, will this occur here? We know that the deer ticks cause Lyme disease. When all these animals come within reach of humans for water, how many of these fleas and ticks will invade our lives?

And so, when the waste treatment plants stop, what about all the human waste? And with feral animals dying all around, who is going to be picking them up to be disposed of. Who will be called upon when all the plagues of insects begin to take up residence in homes? What will you do if you or a family member gets sick and needs medical assistance? Will there be anyone at the hospitals? And what about all the medication, will you be able to access any of them? We also know the very elite and rich, will have access to these things, but as the prices become more and more expensive…fewer and fewer will be able to afford it. Beside that fact, disease and pestilence does not respect the rich more than the poor, it is all a simple matter of time.

I believe there are people that think they will be able to survive these events, but what they do not know is exactly what, they will perish from. The Tribulation…is a singular event…brought upon the unsaved of this world…by God. That, my friends—outweighs anything else. God has always been blamed for every single catastrophic event throughout time and we all know this. During the Tribulation, these horrible things will befall mankind…because God is pointing these actions at them, on purpose! God’s purpose is to destroy everything that has been tainted by human SIN.

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

I am not here to judge you about anything. It is not my place to do so. It belongs to Jesus Christ alone. What I am here to say, is that there is a better way and failure to take that narrow path, will be your death in the most horrible of ways.

Somewhere along the way the majority of people have never known who Jesus Christ truly is and the gift that HE brings to all. Others have heard about HIM, but chose to follow the world and revel in their SIN. Others through their own ignorance, by choice, will live and die believing there is nothing better than what we have right here and now. It is also most unfortunate, that many will be deceived by others and will turn their backs on the Lord, simply because they heard some other gospel and were too lazy to do their own research, in the Bible.

However a person turns away from the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure that the coming Tribulation will be for them alone. It will be appointed unto them, by God himself! God has stated in the Bible numerous times, that HE does not want things to be this way with those people, but they will make their own choices and will be required to live and die accordingly. That my friends is the ONLY “free will” choice you have here.

Revelation 9:3-5: “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.”

This is straight out of the Word of God to you and me, and so far too many know nothing of it, otherwise they would have changed. There is no other way to say it; the Tribulation will be so horrible that they have no idea of what they had gotten themselves into. Evidently, ignorance is NOT bliss at all.

Far too many people never consider their own bodies and the things that can infect them or disable them all together. Has it never occurred to you, the Holy Spirit is here and now and is holding many things back that could destroy us in the most horrible of ways? Thus when we read the Word of God and it says that at some point in time, the Holy Spirit will be removed, what do you really think is going to happen? Do you understand that the Lord God Almighty IS the Holy Spirit? If HE walks away from holding back all the evil around us, what will be the end result? Need I remind you, Satan and his ilk HATE YOU?

I must relay this, it is one thing to sit in church and hear the sermons, it is another to do your own homework and read the Bible and find out what is being said there. We are told to use the Word of God as a tool, to hear a sermon and then check to make sure it is authentic with the Word of God. That means you cannot sit there and hear the sermon alone, you must get busy and do something. You must check the validity of that sermon, against what the Lord God says. Failure to do so may end with you missing the Rapture and living and dying in the Tribulation.

Matthew 7:20-23: “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

My friends do not take everything you hear as gospel, because there are many that are more interested in you making themselves rich, than saved to Jesus Christ! These are the ones that the Bible calls the “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” They are the deceivers and they are also the deniers of Gods Holy Word, because their effort is for themselves and NOT YOU. They are of their father the devil.

Matthew 7:15-17: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.”

We no longer have the luxury of simply sitting around and guessing, the times have changed and we find that we are in the last days…RIGHT NOW. That being the case, the Rapture of Jesus Christ is almost on us. Please understand, there is nowhere to hide from HIM, there is no excuses to be used, when you are brought before the Great White Throne judgment of Jesus Christ. Your next residence will be the lake of fire, the second death and it will never end! What I find so compelling in God’s Holy Word, is that in the lake of fire, there will be NO end to it, there is NO way out, there will never be a reconciliation with the Lord…Worst of all…there will be NO HOPE of any kind.

I can imagine many things. If my house burns down, I can build another. If I have an accident and loose a limb, a prosthetic will be available for me to use. And yet, if I never receive the gift of Jesus Christ, I will go to hell and the lake of fire and there will be NO HOPE of ever getting out or lessening the continual torture. The one thing that sticks in my head is this: some will choose to go there of their own free will. They will know they had an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ and go to heaven. But they chose to stick with their SINful life, because at the moment, they were having so much fun, but now they stand there and must face the music (so to speak).

I want you to really understand something here. God does LOVE YOU. Let there be no mistake about this, God will NOT compromise HIS righteousness, for your SINful nature. God hates SIN and HE can NOT allow it in HIS Kingdom. That being the case, YOU will either accept, the blood of Jesus Christ from the cross to cover your SIN, or you will be sent to the lake of fire! It does not matter if you want to believe this or not, it is the truth and it is the way things will be; the Bible says so and that ends the discussion.

If you do NOT choose Jesus Christ, HE will destroy you here and in the lake of fire and to be honest, you asked for it, you don’t choose Him…you brought this upon yourself!

Dying here is a small thing. Dying there is to die again and again, everyday without end. So in essence, the Tribulation will be horrible enough, but then REAL end will something altogether much more horrible than anyone could ever imagine! Somewhere along the way you have been more cognisant of your body; the bag of skin filled with muscle and bone and water, but you have never given your spirit its due recognition. God IS Spirit, therefore your spirit is what HE looks at and considers. So if your spirit is evil, what is your destiny?